chlo·​ro·​fluo·​ro·​meth·​ane ˌklȯr-ō-ˌflȯr-ō-ˈme-ˌthān How to pronounce chlorofluoromethane (audio)
 British usually  -ˈmē-
: a chlorofluorocarbon derived from methane

Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chlorofluoromethane was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Chlorofluoromethane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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